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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – San Diego State is still buzzing over the Aztecs' men's basketball team's big win at Viejas Arena Saturday night.

The Aztecs rallied from a big deficit in the second half to defeat New Mexico and claim the regular season Mountain West Conference title.

Just seeing Aztecs fans storming the court on Saturday was exhilarating, but actually being in the middle of it all -- that's something some seniors will never forget.

"Storming the court wasn't the best idea. I got trampled, almost died. But, wouldn't have traded it for anything else," student Rachel Naval said.

"The roller coaster of emotions was incredible," student Thomas Sholan said.

Naval and Sholan have never missed a game. They're part of The Show, the nationally recognized student section at San Diego State. For them and others at the school, the excitement from this weekend's win over New Mexico hasn't faded.

From hi-fives to sporting Aztecs shirts -- or in some cases, buying new ones at the bookstore -- fans are ready for the team's next matchup at the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas.

There's so much pride here, you can't even buy a Mountain West Championship shirt right now, because they're already sold out.

"As of Sunday, we've taken in 150 orders," Aztec Book Store Associate Director Cathy Brown told CBS News 8.

As for Thursday's game, Rachel and Thomas say The Show will be there in full force.

"We will be loud and we will be ready. It should be fun," Rachel said.

It's something players say has gotten the team to where they are today.

"Just a big thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't think we would have won that game without them," Aztec player Xavier Thames said.

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